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Rare Still Life by Duncanson Enters Collection of National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art has acquired one of fewer than a dozen known still lifes painted in the late 1840s by African American artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821–1872). Classically composed, Still Life with Fruit and Nuts (1848) depicts fruit arranged in a tabletop pyramid in which the smooth surfaces of beautifully rendered fruit contrast

PAFA Strengthens Its Renowned Collection of American Art

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has stepped up its efforts to expand and diversify its renowned collection of American art. The strategic plan, approved by PAFA’s Board of Trustees, calls for the growth of the collection through gift and purchase to fill gaps, including improving its holdings of Hudson River School artists,

An Art Fair to Remember

The opening reception for The American Art Fair at the National Academy really topped off a day of looking at paintings. The caliber of paintings I’d say could probably rival what’s in the NA’s permanent collection. The event was first-class. We were greeted with a quartet and handed wine before we ascended the stairs to